My New Romance with the Walther Q5 Match

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Let’s face it, a tool is only as good as the craftsman wielding it… to a point. But the Walther Q5 Match is something special.

Once you’ve mastered the basics you’re going to want more refined features that will allow you to grow and evolve in your craft as your skills grow and evolve.  We’re not talking about hammers here, we’re talking about handguns and one handgun specifically.  The German EngineeredWalther Q5 Match.  It’s based on the PPQ family of handguns that have been used by LE and Military agencies on a global scale for 8+ year now.

This 5” striker-fired, optics ready handgun is quite a remarkable offering from the 134 year old German company. You can dispute that they know what they’re doing when it comes to firearms manufacturing and innovating a slew of “firsts” that have hit the market. One of which is the Polizeipistole Kriminal or PPK. This is the first single-stack “pocket-gun” designed to be carried concealed by detectives in Germany. (It’s also the gun James Bond has rocked throughout the years).

Getting back to the Q5 Match. This thing is offered in the M1 and M2 configurations. The only difference is the magazine release style. M1 is the Lever-Style or European-Style release located on the bottom of the trigger guard and M2 is the Push-Button Style.

Features: This thing is ready to go straight out of the box with what most refer to as the best trigger on a striker-fired handgun on the market. (It’s blue by the way) It has a fiber-optic front sight and slide cuts to lighten it up. You’ve also got front and rear serrations and one of the most natural grip angles we’ve wrapped our hands around. Included are 3 back straps so you can find your perfect fit. (Small, Medium and Large).

Inside the box you’ll find 3 x 15rd magazines and 3 optics mounting plates. Yeah this thing comes optics ready. The plates fit: Leupold, Trijicon and Doctor. The Doc plate will also fit Vortex, Burris and my others.

Despite what you used to hear about Walther handguns there are a more and more aftermarket parts, holsters and accessories available everyday.  The thing is, this gun is so good out of the box that you don’t need to get all Gucci Glock on it.  You don’t buy a Walther handgun only to turn around and replace the trigger, buy a new frame and essentially change everything about it. You buy a Walther because you know it’s ready to run right from the factory. The M1 model is fully ambidextrous and the M2 model is ready to go for right or left handed shooters by simply reversing the magazine release to you preferred side.

Let’s face it… Germany knows how to make quality products. BMW. Benz. Audi. Walther.

If you’ve been on the fence about trying one stop being weird. Walther just dropped an unbelievable industry first with a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee on all their PPQ models. It’s called: Shoot it. Love it. Buy it.

That’s a cocky but super confident move on their part.  They’re so sure that you’ll love it that they want you to go buy one, shoot the crap out of it and if you don’t love it within 30-days you ship it back to them and they’ll pay for shipping.  Do it. You’ll be glad you did.

Here is a video showing the firearm in use:

  • Pat cos

    That’s not beginner shooting. Nice job dinging that steel.

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